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Ruby Inez Berry Long

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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Ruby Inez Berry Long

ROCK FALLS – Ruby Inez Berry Long, 93, of Rock Falls, went to be with her Lord on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, surrounded by her family.

Ruby was born June 27, 1920, in Hackleburg, Ala., the daughter of William Monroe and Myra Luella (Crow) Berry. She married Wilburn Warren Long on Sept. 25, 1937, in Marvell (Phillips County) Ark. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1997.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Como for 59 years, and Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include six children, Walter (Judie) Long, Mrs. Jerry (Wilma) McPherson, Mrs. Calvin (Linda) Tedrick, and Clyde (Carolyn) Long, all of Rock Falls, Mrs. Roger (Nadine) Lubbs of Dixon, and Louis (Nancy) Long of Marble Falls, Texas; 14 grandchildren: Walter Long II, Sherri (Jason) Reglan, Steve McPherson, Brad Tedrick, Teresa Tedrick, Kelly (Scott) Hampton, all of Rock Falls, Debra (Tommy) Thompson of New Bedford, Kari (Dave) Johnson of Sterling, Michael (Jennifer) Lubbs of Dixon, Melissa (James) East, Jennifer Noblin, Jeffrey Long, and Louis Long Jr., all of Marble Falls, Texas, and Mark (Jaqui) Long of Fort Smith, Ark.; four stepgrandchildren: Tina (Ty) Rajnowski, Cralles Borden III, Dawn (Kenneth) Olds, and Stephanie Quimby; 33 great-grandchildren, Shannon (Mario) Campos, Jordan Long, Jeremiah Long, Ryan Holcomb, Waylon Cardwell, Hayden Cardwell, Savanna Barton, Cheyanne Barton, Dustin Dudley, Danielle Dudley, Jared McPherson, Brock (Charity) Tedrick, Brhawn Tedrick, Bree Tedrick, Torrey Miller, Tegan Miller, Erin Spooner, Emily Spooner, Kelcie Fullmer, Scottie Hampton, Callen Hampton, Grant Long, Gavin Long, Gage Long, Conner Nerstheimer, Ashlee Noblin, Amanda Noblin, Samantha Noblin, Tyler Long, Mason Long, Kayci (Ricky) Valdez, Jessica (Daniel) Benitz, and Breydon (Kara) East; nine stepgreat-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. William (Ellen) Forbes of Rock Falls, Lola Pyron of Sterling, and Cora Mae Blair of Marvel, Ark.; two brothers: John Berry of Sterling and Ray (Carol) Berry of Conway, Ark.; and four special friends: Penny, Tom, Teresa, and Laura.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Cecil; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Ross Long; three brothers, Leburn Berry, Leland Berry, and Denver Berry; and two sisters, Deltha Carter and Marcoree Mills.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Como in Como, with Dr. Larry Jones and Dr. Philip Berry officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, with James R. East officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the First Baptist Church of Como.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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